TKAT ACADEMY IS ONE OF FIRST PLACES IN UK TO SAVE USED PENS FROM LANDFILLPosted on 7th November 2018
TKAT's Miltoncross Academy in Portsmouth, has signed up to become one of the first places in the UK to recycle used writing instruments.
The school has become a BIC Community Champion recycling point, meaning that anybody in the local community can drop off their used pens as well, from 9am-4pm on weekdays. It’s not just pens that can be recycled, with highlighters, pencils also able to be collected.
Having signed up to the scheme, Miltoncross Academy will now send all writing equipment collected at the school to TerraCycle – a firm which recycles complex materials to make everyday products such as watering cans, garden benches and waste bins.
Vice Principal at TKAT’s Miltoncross Academy, Debra Mason, said: ‘We are looking to engage with the local community to really help us to save a greater number of pens from going to landfill and boost our recycling efforts and the amount of funds we raise for charity. It’s exciting to see something like this grow, because it’s something we haven’t really thought of as a possibility until now.”
Read more at: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/school-one-of-the-first-to-recycle-writing-equipment-1-8695817